TAPI is the Peace Pipeline for the Region

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Energy makes the economic wheel turn and ensures economic growth. Economic growth is dependent on energy security, sustainability, cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness. Pakistan is an energy deficient country and access to sustainable energy sources is one of the challenges it must overcome for promoting considerable economic development over the next decade. If we are to progress and meet ever growing challenges, we have to act proactively, as in projects like Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).
Pakistan’s Energy Needs Pakistan’s natural gas production stands at 4,000 mmcfd, the bulk of which is fuel for power generation (27.2%), followed by the industrial sector (23.5%). The growth in demand for natural gas has outpaced the expansion of supply, resulting in a shortfall. Over the next 15 years,gas demand is projected to stand at 13.27 bcfd, while domestic supplies are expected to reach the level of 2.17 bcfd due to depletion of existing gas fields, resulting in a huge shortfall of about 11 bcfd by FY 2025. Such projections indeed pose the nation a challenge and call for all-round action to mitigate this huge shortfall.
To meet the growing energy needs of the country, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government pursued a multipronged strategy comprising of the following key elements.
a) Across and trans-border import of natural gas from viable sources.
b) Import of LNG.
c) Upgrading of existing and renewed investments in the hydropower sector.
d) A concerted effort towards renewable energy resources.
e) Import of electricity from neighbouring countries.

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